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Leadership Courage

By Doug Franklin March 14, 2012

Being the leader of a ministry often times means dealing with problems and people when things have gone wrong. It takes courage to deal with problems but when problems are resolved, it creates high performance. Often, I am too worried about how others will feel if I correct them or demand more of them. The truth is people want to follow a leader that makes hard decisions. When hard decisions are made, trust and faith are built in a leader’s followers. Often when we fail as leaders to make hard decisions, our followers wonder why the ministry is floundering.

Courage comes from commitment. When you are truly committed to your mission, you will be willing to do whatever it takes to move your team forward. When I have to do something I dislike, I remind myself of my commitment and how much I value my mission. This gives me courage and the will to continue.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More